Sunday, December 15, 2013

List: Founding Fathers


This page will review 30 Founding Fathers in association with the Little Lessons series.

Series 6: Founding Fathers

1. Lives, Fortunes, and Sacred Honor
2. George Washington
3. John Adams
4. James Madison
5. Thomas Jefferson
6. Samuel Adams
7. Benjamin Franklin
8. Thomas Paine
9. James Wilson
10. Robert “Rob” Morris
11. Alexander Hamilton
12. John Jay
13. Patrick Henry
14. John Paul Jones
15. John Hancock
16. George Mason
17. James McHenry
18. James Otis
19. Charles Carroll
20. John Dickinson
21. Elbridge Gerry
22. Roger Sherman
23. John Witherspoon
24. Benjamin Rush
25. David Avery
26. Gouverneur Morris
27. Henry Knox
28. Henry Laurens
29. Noah Webster
30. Francis Scott Key

Lives, Fortunes, and Sacred Honor

1: Lives, Fortunes and Sacred Honor

The final words of the Declaration of Independence sums up what these early patriots were up against. The 56 signers of the Constitution were considered traitors by the British Crown. During the course of the Revolutionary War, and the aftermath, some suffered losses as a result of their participation in fighting for America's independence. Their lives were affected in various ways, sometimes to the point of losing loved ones, or having their property destroyed. The signers, however, knowing the risks to their lives and fortunes, considered it to be of the utmost honor to fight the good fight. They also understood the importance of unity. As Benjamin Franklin put it, "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."

Learn more in the Little Lessons booklet, Series #6, Booklet #1. Purchase of these 12 page, $1 booklets will be available soon.